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Helicopter crew (clockwise): Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby: It is four months since their helicopter crashed off the north Mayo coast with the loss of all four crew members

A renewed search, which was due to begin off Blackrock Island in Co Mayo this weekend for two airmen whose bodies have not been recovered following th(...)

Pelican coated in heavy oil wallows in the surf in 2010 on East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Few people say “no” to the White House, but when Terry Garcia received a phone call from the Obama administration in May, 2010, the request was not on(...)

The Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin Vickers, is presented with a water sample from the deep ocean by Dr Caroline Cusack and  Dr Peter Heffernan of the Marine Institute.   Photograph: Andrew Downes

Because our planet is changing at a pace more rapid than at any time in human history, continuous monitoring of our oceans is now an important endeavo(...)

A striking statue at  Rosses Point in Co Sligo: “Our ocean is a national asset and supports a diverse economy,” notes Dr Peter Heffernan, chief executive of the Marine Institute.

Monday Indicators: UK mortgage approvals (May); German business climate, current conditions and expectations (June) Tuesday Indicators: UK consum(...)

Egypt’s ancient library at Alexandria (c.300 BC) once held all of the world’s knowledge in half a million scrolls, representing 30-70 per cent of the (...)

The beaches.ie website is designed to allow people   access the information they need before a day out at the seaside, or lakeside. Swimmers (above) enjoying the warm weather on Wednesday  afternoon on Portmarnock beach, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins.

The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a new mobile-enabled website providing information about bathing water at most of Ireland’s bathing s(...)

 Claire Casey and Clare McMorrow, trainees from Ulster Wildlife’s living seas team, collecting marine litter during a snorkel at Rossglass, Co Down.

Governments on both sides of the Border should introduce a “deposit on return” system for drinks containers in order to reduce littering, the non-gove(...)

A “health check” of the Atlantic ocean by the State’s marine research ship Celtic Explorer (above) has found an increased penetration of man-made chemicals in the deeper ocean over a 20-year period. Photograph: Robert Bunn/Marine Institute

A “health check” of the Atlantic ocean by the State’s marine research ship Celtic Explorer has found an increased penetration of man-made chemicals in(...)

Fishing boats prepare to join the search for missing Rescue 116 crew members Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby at Ballyglass Pier, Belmullet, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus

While debris from Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 is still being washed up by the Atlantic, the search for its two missing airmen will continu(...)

Rescue 116: the Irish Lights ship Granuaile carrying wreckage from the Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Irish Lights ship Granuaile has returned to north Co Mayo to continue the search for two missing airmen from the Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 sq(...)

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